North Carolina's growth puts it on track to pick up at least one more congressional seat after the 2020 census, at the expense of states such as Ohio, Rhode Island and IL, which have grown little or none since 2010.
Texas added more people in the past year than any other state, according to new estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Pennsylvania remains behind California, Texas, Florida and NY in total population. The South and West grew fastest at 1 percent each, while the Midwest had a 0.3 percent increase compared to the Northeast's growth of 0.2 percent.
IL was among eight states that saw their population fall, and lost more people than the seven other states that dropped.
The U.S. territory Puerto Rico lost more than 69,000 residents a year ago and filed for the equivalent of federal bankruptcy protection in May.
According to the Census Bureau, Illinois lost 33,700 people between July 2016 and July 2017.
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Iowa, meanwhile, gained 14,842 people for an estimated population of 3,145,711.
If trends continue, the state could find itself in a downward spiral, Harger says, though he doesn't believe IL has reached that point yet. Florida comes in at number three, pushing NY down a peg to four when compared to counts from the 2010 Census.
Among the six New England states, Massachusetts, both in terms of percentages and raw numbers, saw larger increases than any one else.
By comparison, Missouri's population stands at 6.1 million, an increase of 124,607 people since 2010. Net worldwide migration decreased 1.8 percent between 2016 and 2017, making it the first drop since 2012-2013.
The new estimates did not reflect the impact on Gulf state of Hurricane Harvey and Irma, which occurred in August and September, respectively.